Regional Coordinators

Div. I West Region Coordinator: Paul Berry (Retired AD, Masters College)

Div. I Assistant West Region Coordinator: Matt Binkerd (New Hope Christian College Athletic Director)

  • E-Mail: matthewbinkerd@newhope.edu

Mission Statement

The NCCAA is an association of Christ-centered collegiate institutions whose mission is to use athletic competition as an integral component of education, evangelism and encouragement.

We serve our members by setting association standards, developing communication resources, providing regional/national competition and partnering in outreach to our communities and the world.

We serve our members by setting association standards, developing communication resources, providing regional/national competition and partnering in outreach to our communities and the world.
We are committed to equipping student-athletes and coaches to make a positive impact for Christ.

Statement of Purpose

The National Christian College Athletic Association, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit association, was incorporated to provide a Christian-based organization that functions uniquely as a national and international agency for the promotion of outreach and ministry, and for the maintenance, enhancement, and promotion of intercollegiate athletic competition with a Christian perspective.

The very existence of the NCCAA speaks to the need of a different game plan for college athletics in the midst of an era when the very foundations of our society are being eroded morally. The NCCAA wants to step into the gap and become a vehicle for implementing a positive and purposeful athletic experience in cooperation with member institutions and their student-athletes.

The NCCAA game plan is to assist colleges in producing winners in the “game of life”. Its intent is to assist the colleges and coaches in producing a game plan that will influence the student-athlete immediately as well as for his/her entire life: a plan that will challenge the student-athlete through regional and national competition; a plan that expects academic credibility; a plan of maximum development through assisting college coaches with leadership, programs, and materials; a plan that encourages a mature functioning body of Christians able to serve family, school, church, and society.

The NCCAA is unique in its purpose, its constituency, and hopefully its outcome. It is not who wins the game on the athletic field that really counts, but rather who wins that all-important game being fought in the lives of our nation’s young people. The NCCAA makes a difference in developing well balanced, visionary leaders of tomorrow.

The NCCAA game plan includes: dedicated and caring leadership, national competition, international outreach and ministry through athletic teams, discipleship programs and materials for student-athletes and coaches, and conferences on current key issues.

We believe:
Athletics are a means to an end, not the end in themselves.
The process is as important as the performance.
The person (student-athlete) is more important than the program.

Faith-based Competition

The NCCAA was incorporated in 1968 to provide a Christian-based organization that functions uniquely as a national and international agency for the promotion and enhancement of intercollegiate athletic competition with a Christian perspective. Approximately 100 Christian colleges and universities comprise the NCCAA involving well over 13,000 student-athletes and 850 coaches. A combined total of 24 National Championships in men’s and women’s sports are sponsored by the NCCAA.

The very existence of the NCCAA addressed the need for a unique plan to encourage Christian distinctives in the lives of young men and women in a day where the foundations of our society are being greatly challenged. The NCCAA wants to vigorously promote Christian ethics and purpose of life through athletics within the membership. The NCCAA is committed to: 1.Supporting coaches and their institutions in a plan that will impact the lives of student-athletes for Christ in the present as well as in the future. 2.Challenging the student-athlete via regional and national competition. 3.Enabling student-athletes to participate in intercultural outreach ministries through missions. 4.Expecting academic excellence. 5.Encouraging Christians to be able to best serve family, school, church, and our world. 6.Making a positive impact in developing the leaders of tomorrow. Regional and national competition is offered in both men’s and women’s sports. International competition is being promoted with an emphasis on ministry and missions. The competitive opportunities offered by the NCCAA and it’s affiliates extend beyond the college experience in this way. It is our desire to raise more funds in order to assist student-athletes in visiting other countries to compete and witness for Jesus Christ. This experience will affect the lives of the students tremendously as well as impact the lives of those to whom they minister.

The NCCAA believes that athletics are a means to an end and that the process is as important as the performance. We desire to provide a field of play for schools, coaches and athletes to exemplify the spirit of competition in a way that will glorify God.